08. Insects, worms and other organisms
Bemisia tabaci - the tobacco whitefly (also known as the silverleaf or sweet potato whitefly) (PB11620)
This Defra Plant Health Division document provides details about Bemisia tabaci - the tobacco whitefly (also known as the silverleaf or sweet potato whitefly), one of the most widespread pests around the world and is capable of causing severe crop damage, not only from its feeding but also because of its ability to spread viruses. Defra, PB11620, 2006.
Beneficials on farmland: identification and management guidelines (HGCA Summer 2008)
The guide includes detailed information on recognising beneficial organisms and features sections on flies, beetles, bees and wasps, bugs, lacewings, spiders and harvestmen, and detrivores and other predatory species. HGCA. Summer 2008.
Cereal Pests and Diseases - SAC Technical Notes & Photo Gallery
This resource contains 6 Technical Notes produced by the Scottish Agricultural College which provide guidance on the management of pests and diseases in wheat and barley. Also includes a photo gallery. Various publications dates - see individual leaflets.
Colorado Beetle - Keep it out of Britain
The Colorado beetle is not established in the UK and is a notifiable quarantine pest, whose introduction is prohibited under the EC Single Market Protected zone arrangements for Plant Health. This Defra leaflet will aid identification & explains what needs to be done if the beetle is discovered in the UK. October 2001. This link also provides access to a photo gallery for the Colorado Beetle.
Flatworms - Preventing the Spread of Non-indigenous Flatworms
A Code of Practice which provides valuable advice on preventing the spread of New Zealand and other Flatworms. It includes information on identifying Flatworms, their lifecycle, spread throughout the UK, measures to minimise the risks and how to report findings. Defra, undated.
Grain Sampling Guides
This resource contains guidance, published by HGCA, on the sampling of grain. It includes 'A Farmers Guide 2003', a poster explaining how to sample on farm and 'Grain sampling from field to buyer'. Variable dates - see individual guides. HGCA, 2003-2004.
Grain Storage Guides
HGCA guide to grain storage third edition 2011 plus poster on insect and pest identification and guide to inspecting grain. HGCA, 2011.
Oilseed Rape Pests and Diseases & Photo Gallery - SAC Technical Notes
This resource contains 3 Technical Notes produced by the Scottish Agricultural College which provide guidance on the management of pests and diseases in oilseed rape. Includes photo gallery of OSR pests. Various publications dates - see individual leaflets.
Orange wheat blossom midge - guidelines for assessment and control (HGCA)
This HGCA leaflet provides information invaluable to the control of the two wheat blossom midges - the orange and yellow species. It includes details of pest life cycles, natural enemies, natural resistance, monitoring, management and control. HGCA, Spring 2009.
Plant Pest & Disease Quarantine Identification Cards (PB1499, PB2219, PB2803, PB3079, PB3883, PB5002 & PB7291)
This resource holds Identification cards, containing images and descriptive text on various pests and diseases listed in EC plant health legislation. These identification cards are intended for growers who are registered with Defra to passport plant material under the EC single market arrangements. Other cards are available from Defra or CSL. Defra, PB1499, PB2219, PB2803, PB3079, PB3883, PB5002 & PB7291, 2000-2004.
Plants - Notifiable Pests and Disease Factsheets
A collection of Defra leaflets on a range of plant diseases and pests which are notifiable. These factsheets provide background information and photographic guidance of helping to identify them. Defra, 1997-2003.
Potato Pests and Diseases - SAC Technical Notes and Photo Gallery
This resource contains 4 Technical Notes produced by the Scottish Agricultural College which provide guidance on the management of pests and diseases in potatoes. Includes a photo gallery of potato tuber diseases. Various publications dates - see individual leaflets.
Western Corn Rootworm
The Western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera is a serious pest of maize. It was found for the first time in the UK in August 2003. This leaflet provides background information, control, eradication and reporting. Defra, March 2004.